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Stress Fracture of the Femur

What is a Stress Fracture of the Femur?

The femur is a large and strong bone that helps form the hip and knee joints at its proximal and distal ends and has a long shaft that runs down the entire length of the thigh. The femur helps support the weight of the body and move the leg. Stress Fractures of the Femur can be caused by disease, poor nutrition, osteoporosis and overuse.

If you have a Stress Fracture of the Femur the common symptoms can include:

  • Deep thigh or groin pain
  • Local swelling
  • Local tenderness
  • Gait changes

If you are experiencing symptoms of a Stress Fracture of the Femur, it is best to make an appointment with one of the Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons at OSS Health as soon as possible. Delaying treatment may cause the fracture and its symptoms to become worse.  At OSS Health, our Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with Stress Fractures of the Femur live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.

How is a Stress Fracture of the Femur Treated at OSS Health? 

There are many treatment options at OSS Health that can treat a Stress Fracture of the Femur as well as relieve the pain and other symptoms. At OSS Health, Stress Fractures of the Femur are usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.

These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:

  • Rest and ice
  • Crutches
  • Immobilization
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Osteoporosis medications

Surgery is rarely recommended for Stress Fractures of the Femur. The Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons at OSS Health are experts at performing Open Reduction and Internal Fixation surgical procedures. 

Disclaimer: If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.

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